Goats’ Cheese Croutes

Goats Cheese Croutes

Quick to prepare but very impressive, it’s the ideal starter for your festive guests

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 10min


  • Vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 4 slices bread (about 1cm thick)
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 50g rocket
  • 150g roasted red peppers (from a jar), sliced
  • 100g goats’ cheese, sliced
  • 4tbsp balsamic glaze
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
  • Basil and parsley, to garnish

To make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, Fan Oven 170°C, Gas Mark 5. Grease a baking sheet with a little vegetable oil.
  2. Use a 9-10cm cutter to stamp out 4 rounds from the slices of bread. Brush these generously on both sides with melted butter. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 8-10min until golden brown.
  3. Arrange the baked bread on 4 serving plates and top with rocket and sliced peppers. Sit a slice of goats’ cheese on top, then drizzle with the balsamic glaze. Serve, sprinkled with black pepper and garnished with basil and parsley.

Recipes & Styling: Sue Ashworth  
Photography: Jonathan Short

Allison Hay

I joined the My Weekly team ten years ago, and I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazine. I manage the digital content for the brand, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters. I also work for Your Best Ever Christmas - perfect as it's my favourite time of year!